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a. A crossbeam.
b. A section, as of a ceiling, formed by crossbeams.
2. A wooden frame used to confine a horse being shod.
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1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a stout wooden cage in which difficult horses are shod
2. (Building) another name for crossbeam
3. (Building) a bay formed by crossbeams
[C15: from Old French trave beam, from Latin trabs]
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